Adrienne Arsenault

Peter Mansbridge Knowlton Nash CBC News
Adrienne Arsenault
Born (1967-04-24) 24 April 1967 (age 53)
NationalityCanadian and American citizenship
EducationSt. Clement's School as Head Girl, University of Western Ontario, BA (1990), MA in Journalism (1991)
Years active1991–present
TitleAnchor of The National

Adrienne Arsenault (born 24 April 1967) is a senior correspondent with CBC News and co-host of The National since November 2017.

Arsenault joined the CBC in 1991, as an editorial assistant and night assignment editor for CBC Toronto. She has had numerous other positions with the CBC. She spent three years as the foreign correspondent in Jerusalem. In 2006 she succeeded Don Murray as the chief London correspondent.[1]

In 2008 she was part of a small group of Western reporters who were allowed into Zimbabwe to report on that year's election in the country.[2]


She was named the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's journalist of the year for 2005.

Arsenault has won two Gemini Awards, in 2008, in the categories of Best Reportage and in Best News Magazine Segment and nominated for five Gemini Awards, for her work on The National, including a segment called Healing Hikkaduwa.[3][4] She has won awards from the American Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio and Television News Directors Association, and the New York and Columbus festivals.

In September 2015, she won the News & Documentary Emmy Award for her coverage of the Ebola virus epidemic in Liberia.[5]

She won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Host or Interviewer in a News or Information Program or Series at the 7th Canadian Screen Awards in 2019.[6]


Born and raised in Toronto,[7] Arsenault is the daughter of Ray Arsenault (1929-2006), a Canadian television director whose credits included King of Kensington and Hockey Night in Canada, and Bette Arsenault.[8]

In 1986,[9] Arsenault graduated from St. Clement's School as Head Girl, the University of Western Ontario with a BA in 1990 and an MA in Journalism in 1991. While at Western, Arsenault developed her interest in broadcasting at CHRW radio.


  1. ^ Guy Dixon. "CBC News Shuffles its Foreign Correspondents". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2006-06-22.
  2. ^ CBC Reports from abroad
  3. ^ "Canada's Award Database". Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. 2011-02-25. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-02-25.
  4. ^ "Synopsis". Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. 2011-02-25. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06.
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  6. ^ "Gord Downie's Secret Path, Amazing Race and CBC News among Canadian Screen Awards winners". CBC News, March 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "Alumni Western". University of Western Ontario. Archived from the original on 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-15. Retrieved 2012-02-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "St. Clement's School Life & Reflection Stories". St. Clement's School. Retrieved 2012-02-20.